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National Roman Legion Museum

What’s On October 2013 – March 2014

www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Talks Crafts Workshops Family Fun

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Events for all Mon 28 October – Fri 1 November, 11am – 4pm

Rome’s Enemies

The Roman Empire was hugely successful, partly because the Romans were good at nicking other peoples’ ideas and using them to get what they wanted! Have a go at making your own Celtic chainmail key ring, grind Egyptian grain or find out about Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses. £2 per child. Sat 26 October, 6pm – 8pm

Hallowe’en

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we’ve brought it up to date (sort of) as we play Roman pac-man in the garden; watch out for our scary scarecrow and beware – the statues are coming to get you! Come in fancy dress for our prize parade at the end of the night. £3.50 per person, under 3’s free.

Sat 7 December 11am – 4pm

Saturnalia

Saturnalia is the Roman version of Christmas. We’ll be sharing some Roman food and drink with you, playing games, making Roman presents and rounding things off with a traditional Roman fight. And old meets new as there’ll be a visit from Father Christmas too.

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Sat 8 February, 2pm – 4pm

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Hoops and Hearts Willow Workshop

Learn how to make gorgeous willow hoops and hearts – you could make them as presents, although you may not be able to bear to give them away! Workshops provided by ‘Out to Learn Willow,’ £15 per person, all materials included.

The Roman Army

Let your little soldier have a taste of life as a Roman legionary. Wave goodbye to Mum and Dad for 25 years and join up to the Roman Legion! Have at go at sword practice and marching then when you leave the army you’ll get a certificate. £2 per child. Sat 1 March, 11am-4pm

St David’s Day

A slightly different take on Welsh customs and traditions. We’ll be testing your skill at leek tossing or getting you to enter a bara brith eating competition! To be a bit more traditional,

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Learn first-hand how the Romans lived, fought and died at the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire. Opening times Daily, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm & Sunday 2pm – 5pm

we’ll also be making Welsh cakes and creating felt sheep. Sat 22 – Sun 23 March 11am – 4pm Saturday & 2pm – 4pm Sunday

Take the Plunge!

We all know that the Romans had bath houses, but where did the water come from? A weekend of practical experiments exploring how the Romans moved water. Warning: extreme likelihood of getting wet!

National Roman Legion Museum High Street, Caerleon Newport NP18 1AE Phone: (029) 2057 3550 or 0300 111 2 333 (charged at local rate) Details correct at time of printing. Please contact us before making a special journey.

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Sun 30 March, 2pm-4pm

Make a Mosaic for Mum

Make a paper mosaic card to give your Mum.

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Families

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Mon 24 – Fri 28 February 11am – 4pm

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Talks

Wed 19 March, 6pm

The Killing Blow: How to fight like a Gladiator

Tues 3 December, 6pm

Sat 25 January, 1pm – 4pm

‘Good Tidings to You’... from all over the world

A Roman Make-Over

Christmas doesn’t always mean Santa Claus and snow. There are many different ways to mark this time of year and some of these customs are as surprising as they are colourful. By Dr Juliette Wood of Cardiff University. £3.50 per person.

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Adults

Sally Pointer will introduce you to some of the secrets of the well-kept Roman lady. In the second part of this interactive talk, you can have a go at making a Roman lip paint and perfume. This is a fascinating talk and a must for anyone interested in what it would have been like to live in Roman times. £8 per person, all materials included.

Talk

Wed 19 March, 6pm

The Killing Blow: How to fight like a Gladiator What was it like to fight in the arena? Dai Price will show you how the different types of gladiators used their weapons in the life or death struggles that entertained the people of Rome and that still fascinate today. £3.50 per person.

Hands-on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

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